Love Your Zoo Week 2014

There’s hearts and crafts aplenty at DZG as staff get set for Love Your Zoo Week (May 24 – June 1)

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A heart trail around our 40-acre site with an adoption pack of their favourite animal for the winner, plus animal-themed talks and feeds and Love Your Zoo crafting sessions at the Farm Barn are just a few of the half-term events planned for young visitors.

Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “We’ve got a very busy week ahead with lots of exciting activities.

“There’s a packed programme of animal talks and feeds throughout the week at giraffes, tigers, otters and penguins, plus the birds of prey display in the courtyard of the 11th century Dudley Castle at the heart of the zoological gardens, and Presentation staff are also putting on a series of daily Love Your Zoo events across the site.”   She added: “These include craft sessions in the Discovery Centre where young visitors have the chance to write messages on individual hearts to display on the I Love DZG tree.”   Alongside a Love Your Zoo heart trail, where children have to search for hidden clues in a bid to win an animal adoption of their favourite DZG creature, there will also be a colouring competition in the Farm Barn.  

Come along and join the fun – and find out more about Love Your Zoo week at DZG!

 

Presenter Becky Iwahashi – pictured above with a Rothschild’s giraffe – explains more about Love Your Zoo Week in our video below

 

dzg_love_zoo_giraffe_3_webLove Your Zoo Week encourages the public to visit their local BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres to discover brilliant and exciting projects that are happening right now on their doorstep . . .

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A heart trail around our 40-acre site with an adoption pack of their favourite animal for the winner, plus animal-themed talks and feeds and Love Your Zoo crafting sessions at the Farm Barn are just a few of the half-term events planned for young visitors.

Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “We’ve got a very busy week ahead with lots of exciting activities.

“There’s a packed programme of animal talks and feeds throughout the week at giraffes, tigers, otters and penguins, plus the birds of prey display in the courtyard of the 11th century Dudley Castle at the heart of the zoological gardens, and Presentation staff are also putting on a series of daily Love Your Zoo events across the site.”   She added: “These include craft sessions in the Discovery Centre where young visitors have the chance to write messages on individual hearts to display on the I Love DZG tree.”   Alongside a Love Your Zoo heart trail, where children have to search for hidden clues in a b